About This Listing
This is our smallest room. It's a double bedroom, located on the ground floor, with our normal, vast set of double cedar doors, gilded and painted, and leading onto the central courtyard, which is open to the sky in the summer, and covered and heated in the winter.
The room has a comfortable double bed with a wrought iron frame, a hand made Rbati carpet, and that's about it. Thick walls keep the medina and summer heat at bay, and there's a majestically high, cedar wood ceiling. There is modern air conditioning and heating.
The room has a private, en suite shower room with shower, wc, and hand basin, finished in dramatic black tadelekt.
We part own a Moroccan Tourist Transport company and are happy to provide quotes to take you on into the Atlas, the Sahara, the Rif, Marrakech and Essaouira. Rates start at 120 euros per day for an air conditioned 4x4/SUV, fuel, and an English speaking driver/guide.
We try not to make any rules... but we would prefer it if you didn't smoke in the bedrooms.
Please note that while everything from a banquet to a snack is available, and breakfast is included, the kitchen is not available for guests use.
As the house surrounds a courtyard, please respect other guests need to sleep and avoid loud noise late at night. If you have the house to yourself and there are no other guests or family there, party as late as you like.
Mark was a gracious and informative host. When we arrived he provided us with a map and even recommended an app that we could download to help us navigate around the Medina of Fes. He also recommended a place for dinner that had a wonderful atmosphere.
When we arrived we were given mint tea and in the morning were served a lovely traditional Moroccan breakfast (even though it was Ramadan!). Our only problem was getting through the front door as it was a little stiff. Mark was kind enough to bump us up to the bedroom upstairs as there was no one in it, but we found this bedroom's bathroom to have a dungeon like atmosphere. Nonetheless, the gesture was appreciated and we would recommend travellers to stop by for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
We stayed for one night in ground floor room in Mark's riad. It was really a bit hard to find the house, so thanks to the boy who led us to it (though Mark stated in description that we'd better avoid such helpers :)).
Room was OK, however the sheet didn't look clean at all. Consider also that there's no door or curtain between the room and the bathroom (that isn't a huge problem but still).
Anyway, I would like to say thanks for Mohammed who met us and to Mark who gave us a possibility to stay in beautiful 700-year old house.
ne harika bir deneyimdi..Bu benim fas'a ilk ziyaretimdi ve yalnız gitmiştim.başta biraz endişeliydim fakat ev sahipleri o kadar iyi ve samimiydilerki kendimi güvende hissettim.Ben Mark ile tanışmadım ama Muhammet bana her konuda yardımcı oldu,havaalanıdan geldikten sonra beni Bab el Guisa'da karşıladı ve riada götürdü.herkes çok güler yüzlü ve iyiydi hepsine çok teşekkür ediyorum.Benim son anda kalış süremi 2 güne çıkarmamı bile sorun etmediler hatta beni madur etmemek için çok daha güzel bir riadda ağırladılar..:)) belki tek sorun olabilecek konu riadın yeri biraz zor bulunuyor bu nedenle ben yalnız çıkmadım dışarı ama eğer yalnız değilseniz hiçbir sorun olacağını sanmıyorum.hepsi son derece dürüst ve iyi insanlar Fas'a tekrar gitmek için sabırsızlanıyorum ve kesinlikle herkese tavsiye ediyorum..
I never met mark but Muhammad the house manager was there and helped coordinate our stay. He gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants. The room was very interesting. Dark, hard to see, but bathroom didn't have a door and the shower was more of a general spray than concentrated stream. The drain was for the entire bathroom and flooded with dark colored water very quickly. We caught a large roach of some sort as well in our room!!
Magnifique Ryad très bien situé dans la médina, bon accueil, dommage que nous n'ayons pu rester qu'une nuit!
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About the Host, Mark
I've been in Morocco since 1999. I run a small specialist travel agency and regularly lead trips through the Sahara and the Atlas mountains.
I'm British, and speak English, French and the local Arabic dialect.
I adore travel, food, and culture. Dar Rbab was a family home to myself, my wife, who's Moroccan, and our two daughters and we hope our guests enjoy this beautiful old house as much as we do.